Movie Guides: Shakespeare Films

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Shakespeare Films

Films in the Classroom Collection are available at the circulation desk and are for in-library use only. Faculty may check out these videos for classroom use. Films in the MEDIA collection are available on the second floor of the library and may be checked out for 2 weeks.

Original Language | Ballet/Opera | Adaptations

Original Language

As You Like It

2006       Takuya Shimada, Brian Blessed / Directed by Kenneth Branagh (Feature Film) ---- MEDIA PN1997.2 .A8 2007

1978      BBC series The Shakespeare Plays in 1978 --- MEDIA PR2803.A23 B23 2003

Coriolanus

2011       Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler / Directed by Ralph Fiennes (Feature Film) ---- MEDIA PN1997.2 .C6756 2012

Hamlet

2000       Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan / Directed by Michael Almereyda (Feature Film) --- MEDIA PN1997 .H2545 2001b

1996       Kenneth Branagh, Julie Christie / Directed by Kenneth Branagh (Feature Film) --- MEDIA PR2807.A23 B73 2007

1990       Mel Gibson, Glenn Close / Directed by Franco Zeffirelli (Feature Film) --- MEDIA PN1997 .H2542 2004

1948       Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons / Directed by Laurence Olivier (Feature Film) ---- MEDIA PN1997 .H254 2000

Henry IV – Part 1

2012       Roger Allam, Oliver Cotton / Shakespeare's Globe Theatre --- MEDIA PR2810 .A23 2012

1979       Jon Finch, David Gwillim / BBC -- MEDIA PR2825.A23 B23 2004 Disc 1

Henry IV - Part II

1979       Jon Finch, David Gwillim / BBC -- MEDIA PR2825.A23 B23 2004 disc 2

Henry V

1989       Kenneth Branagh, Robbie Coltrane / Directed by Kenneth Branagh (Feature Film) --- MEDIA PR2812.A23 H46 2000

1979       David Gwillim, Martin Smith / BBC --- MEDIA PR2825.A23 B23 2004 Disc 3

King Lear

2009       Ian McKellen, Frances Barber. / Royal Shakespeare Company --- MEDIA PR2819 .A23 2009

1983       Laurence Olivier, Colin Blakely / Granada Television --- MEDIA PR2819 .A23 1999

King Richard II

1978       Derek Jacobi, John Gielgud / BBC --- MEDIA PR2825.A23 B23 2004 Disc 4

Julius Caesar

1953       James Mason, Marlon Brando / Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Feature Film) --- MEDIA PN1997.J85587 2006

Love’s Labour's Lost

2010       Philip Cumbus, Michelle Terry / Shakespeare's Globe Theater --- MEDIA PR2822 .A2 O68 2010

2000       Kenneth Branagh, Nathan Lane / Directed by Kenneth Branagh (Feature Film) --- MEDIA PR2822.A2 B73 2000

Macbeth

2010       Patrick Stewart, Kate Fleetwood / BBC --- MEDIA PR2823.A23 G665 2010

1978       Ian McKellen, Judi Dench / ITV ---- MEDIA PR2823.A23 M33 2013

1971       Jon Finch, Francesca Annis / Directed by Roman Polanski (Feature Film) --- MEDIA PN1997 .M278 2002

1948       Orson Welles, Roddy McDowall / Directed by Orson Welles (Feature Film) --- Classroom Collection

The Merchant of Venice

2004       Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes / Directed by Michael Radford (Feature Film) --- MEDIA PR2825.A23 R3 2005

1980       Warren Mitchell, Gemma Jones / BBC --- MEDIA PR2825.A23 B23 2003 Disc 2

A Midsummer Night's Dream

1999       Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer / Directed by Michael Hoffman (Feature Film) --- MEDIA PN1997 .M532 2012

1981       Estelle Kohler, Nigel Davenport / BBC --- MEDIA PR2825.A23 B23 2003 Disc 3

1968       Ian Richardson, Judi Dench / Royal Shakespeare Company --- MEDIA PR2827.A23 H344 2004

1996       Alex Jennings, Lindsay Duncan / Royal Shakespeare Company --- MEDIA PR2827.A2 M549 2002

1935       James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland / Directed by William Dieterle (Feature Film) --- MEDIA PR2827.A2 M54 2007

Much Ado about Nothing

1993       Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson / Directed by Kenneth Branagh (Feature Film) --- MEDIA PN1997 .M531 2003

Othello

1995       Laurence Fishburne, Irene Jacob / Directed by Kenneth Branagh (Feature Film) --- MEDIA PN1997 .O84 2013

1965       Lawrence Olivier, Maggie Smith / National Theater Production --- MEDIA PR2829.A23 N86 2013

Romeo and Juliet

2009       Dominic Dromgoole, Adetomiwa Edun / Performed at the Globe Theater, London --- MEDIA PR2831.A23 R66 2010

1996       Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes / Directed by Baz Luhrmann (Feature Film) --- MEDIA PN1997 .R6432 2002

1968       Olivia Hussey, Leonard Whiting / Directed by Franco Zeffirelli (Feature Film) --- MEDIA PN1997 .R663 2000

The Taming of the Shrew

2014       Simon Paisley Day, Samantha Spiro / Performed at the Globe Theater, London --- MEDIA PR2832.A23 D39 2014

1980       John Cleese, Sarah Badel / BBC --- MEDIA PR2825.A23 B23 2003 Disc 4

1967       Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor / Directed by Franco Zeffirelli (Feature Film) --- MEDIA PR2832 .A23 1999

The Tempest

2010       Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones / Directed by Julie Taymor (Feature Film) --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .T45 2011

1979       Pippa Guard, Michael Hordern / BBC --- MEDIA PR2825.A23 B23 2003 Disc 5

Titus Andronicus

1999       Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange / Directed by Julie Taymor (Feature Film) --- MEDIA PR2835.A23 T3 2000

The Tragedy of Richard III

1982       Ron Cook, Brian Protheroe / BBC --- MEDIA PR2825.A23 B23 2004 Disc 5


Opera / Ballet

Othello, Opera by Giuseppe Verdi / Placido Domingo, Katia Ricciarelli --- Classroom Collection

Romeo and Juliet, Ballet by Serge Prokofiev / Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn ---MEDIA GV1790.R6 R66 20XX


Adaptations

Forbidden Planet (The Tempest) Walter Pigeon, Leslie Neilson / directed by Fred Wilcox --- MEDIA PN1997.F635 2006
Leslie Nielsen plays the commander who brings his space cruiser crew, and Robby the Robot, to the green-skied world that's home to Dr. Morbius and his daughter, and to a mysterious terror.

A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) Woody Allen, Mia Farrow / directed by Woody Allen --- MEDIA PN1997.M53 2001 
Three loving couples meet in a quiet country get-together, but everyone seems to be loving the wrong person.

My Own Private Idaho (Henry IV part 1 & 2, and Henry V) River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves / directed by Gus Van Sant --- MEDIA PN1997 .M95 2005
Mike - a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him - and Scott - the rebellious son of a prominent family and the object of Mike's desire - embark on a quest from the grungy streets of Portland to the open highways of the Pacific Northwest, in search of an elusive place called home.

Ran (King Lear) Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao / directed by Akira Kurosawa --- MEDIA PN1997 .R23513 2005
An aging warlord decides to split his kingdom between his three sons, who will live in three separate castles. The two eldest sons are quite happy, but the youngest thinks his father has gone mad, and predicts that it won't be long until the two older brothers are fighting with each other.

Scotland, PA (Macbeth) James LeGros, Maura Tierney / directed by Billy Morrissette --- MEDIA PN1997.2 .S368 2002
Fast food and ambition make up a daily special of murder and mystery 70's style.

10 Things I Hate About You (The Taming of the Shrew) Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles / directed by Gil Junger --- MEDIA PN1997 .A235 2010
A new kid must find a guy to date the meanest girl in school, the older sister of the girl he has a crush on, who cannot date until her older sister does.

Throne of Blood (Macbeth) Toshirō Mifune, Isuzu Yamada / directed by Akira Kurosawa --- MEDIA PN1997 .K855 2009
Adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. Tells the story of a Samurai lord who kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy.

West Side Story (Romeo and Juliet) Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer / directed by Robert Wise --- MEDIA PN1997 .W453 2003
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet set in a New York City 1950s backdrop of rival street gangs, the Jets, second-generation American teens, and the Sharks, Puerto Rican teen immigrants. A young woman who is the sister of the Sharks' leader has her first taste of love with the former head of the Jets.

Last Updated: February 2016

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